In this contest, we are working with a source photo.

Your goal is to manipulate the photo in any way you want and turn it into a work of art. You can use Photoshop or any other digital image manipulation software.

The source photo for today is 'a forest of parsley'. This photo was submitted by Olga.L and took first place in the herbs and spices photo contest.

A forest of parsley
— A forest of parsley —

You can find a high resolution version of this photo HERE.

Be creative, and let's do some old school photo manipulations!

Good luck!

PS: It's very important to vote on every entry, the more votes we get, the more accurate the rankings will be. Also, when you see something on someone's entry that can be improved, let them know. That way, we can learn new skills from each other!

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Dinotropics created by Cosmix

Back when Parsley was the size of trees. Sources Used: https://imgur.com/a/4USQhwk

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George55 avatarLevel 10
George55

Going back to Jurassic World... .it is a very nice image... the sky and the flying pterodactyls is awsome.... also I do not know if the raptor is getting ready to attack the big guy devouring the salmonsaurus aquaticus...*** name made from me *** and have a pice or what is left of it.... The jungle.... looks nice... good usage of the source... very good lighting.... the waterfall.... you know.... beautiful..... good luck....

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix replied to George55 :

Thanks George love the dino fish description lol

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Congrats on this win yayayaya.

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix replied to Olga.L :

Thanks Olga :-)

Hanabi avatarLevel 8
Hanabi

Congrats! Knew it was you ;-)

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix replied to Hanabi :

Ah another one the comment response I made got lost in the Ether. Thanks Hanabi :-)

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Zizounai

Congrats Cosmix 😊

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Cosmix replied to Zizounai :

Thanks Ziz :-)

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

Congratulations Cosmix. 🏆

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Cosmix replied to Skyangel :

Thank you Skyangel :-)

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Rubber-Ray

corn grits on the victory!

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Cosmix replied to Rubber-Ray :

Lol Thanks Ray

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Rubber-Ray

This is amazing!! I was instantly drawn in and my eyes were wandering around this mystical land. Dinosaur caught a big fish, but YIKES!!! There is a predator awaiting in the shadows. Will it attack? Will there be a battle? Who will win? I must know!! The Terrasaurs flying around pull you right in to this marvelous scene. It is so deep and I have to know what is beyond the trees!! I'm glued to my seat awaiting part 2. :D

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Cosmix replied to Rubber-Ray :

Thank you Ray. I'm so pleased it brings so much joy and intrigue.

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Olga.L

OMG this is beyond wonderful! You have transported me to another time....does your photoshop have a time machine plug in?

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Cosmix replied to Olga.L :

Thank you so much Olga :-) lol with the Time Machine Plug In. Wow maybe the next generation.

Skyangel avatarLevel 15Silver award
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The Tourist Trail. created by Skyangel

It's a rough trail through the giant parsley forest, especially after the rain. Some like to back pack through it and some take the tour buses so they don't get so muddy. Buses will give way to the walking tourists. Source files are on https://i.imgur.com/w8y6NX0.jpg

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Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

Not sure why previous comments aren't showing. Try again Cograts on second Skyangel :-)

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Skyangel replied to Cosmix :

Thank you Cosmix.

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Olga.L

Congrats Angel on second.

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Skyangel replied to Olga.L :

Thanks Olga.

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Rubber-Ray

Congrats on 2st!!

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Skyangel replied to Rubber-Ray :

Thanks R-R

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Olga.L

Thank you for the IMGUR post. I showed your fabulous creation to my better half and he said "whooaa you still have a long way to go to reach their level." Your work humbles me. I have studied it closely and tried to learn from it but the excitement of the beauty of this post took over! FANTABULOUS...thank you.

I tried to join IMGUR but they want a telephone number and we do not have a mobile as I belong to the Luddite Collective and now I pay a price....grrrrrr.

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Cosmix replied to Olga.L :

Olga You don't have to join imgur to host an image if that's all you was to do on there, just choose the green box with a plus sign top left to add an image. Which opens a page to drag and drop your image. I choose the private option and copy the code to paste on here.

I've had a lot of joy with pngwing.com for source material unlicensed often with background removed. The download low res is free which I find adequate for what we do.

I also get more joy in google if I choose the subject I'm looking for lets say 'Sunset' but add wallpaper after it and I get less licensed images or watermarked. Always choose under the google images search bar the menu option 'SIZE' then 'LARGE' for higher resolution results.

Nice entry hidden too :-)

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L replied to Cosmix :

Thank you so much for this advice. I recently had an experience with png photo of a frog and it worked so beautifully.

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Skyangel replied to Olga.L :

Olga, This is the source file on google photos. Just checking to see if it works for public viewing.https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipM0ye4B5HRN1Ca7KLjCgDIpGy9ZSmsIphmje2I2/photo/AF1QipPSNcLeZmCaqXd-H_ax-L_XlZr8Ik6bARxPVJWM

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L replied to Skyangel :

No, I got a GOOGLE ERROR come up.

Where do you get all your source images, I mean where do I look? I look mostly at pixabay because I've heard you guys talk about that site...but is there another?

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Skyangel replied to Olga.L :

Yes there are quite a few of them. I generally go to Google images...


1. Type in what you are looking for...
2. Click on tools...
3. Click on the size drop down and click large...
4. Click on usage rights drop down and click Creative commons.

Then you have plenty to choose from. Have fun.

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L replied to Skyangel :

I just tried google search and it worked, but doesn't quite look like yours....still I managed to download into documents and from there I can work. Thank you again.

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Rubber-Ray replied to Olga.L :

In some countries they took away those options in a regular Google Image Search. Try Google "Advanced Image Search". You have a lot more options to use. I would look at all the options when you use it.
https://www.google.com/advanced_image_search

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel replied to Olga.L :

You're welcome.

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George55 replied to Skyangel :

I go to www.pexels.com join the group and there are thousands of images to download for FREE just type the kind of images you are looking for.... it is not hard to get around there.... copy the link to the image and paste it over here in your work.. .when you submit something....

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Zizounai replied to George55 :

There is also Pixabay, Unsplash, Pxfuel 😊

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Olga.L replied to Skyangel :

Dang, never thought of just going google....thank you. I do use google for everything but never thought of photography and images and stuff. XO

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Skyangel replied to Olga.L :

Thank you Olga. I did not need to add a phone number to join the site. I think not many will join anymore if they are asking for phone numbers now. No one wants more junk mail on their phone or unsolicited calls from telemarketers. Maybe we should all find a new site to add our source files out of protest.

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Parsley Island created by Rubber-Ray

Source images are here https://i.imgur.com/AzxCVpQ.jpeg

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Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

Quality Ray congrats on placing

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Rubber-Ray replied to Cosmix :

Thanks Cosmix :D

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

Congratulations R-R. We came equal second according to the percentages. 🏆

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Rubber-Ray replied to Skyangel :

Same as the "Cartoon People" contest too!! https://grepless.com/c/photoshop/photoshop-contest-cartoon-people

I wonder if this site gives the higher placing to the person who submits first. Or maybe there are actually decimal points in our scores and it takes those into consideration.

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Congrats on this win!

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Rubber-Ray replied to Olga.L :

Thank you Olga.

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Hanabi

This entry is reaaallly nice, love it! Memo to self: ..learn how to do this...

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Rubber-Ray replied to Hanabi :

Thank you Hanabi. I've done similar stuff before but from a front view with stuff above ground and stuff below ground. But I have never made a cube before.

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Deep blue persley created by andi

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andi avatarLevel 6
andi

try to replace entry but ending deleting the firs one sorryy

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

Congratulations andi. According to percentage scores this is equal second as well. 🏆

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Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

Beautiful entry I like the watermarked dress touch. Nice shadow work. Something many forget or overlook which grounds the layers to the background.

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Zizounai replied to Cosmix :

Thank you Cosmix.

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

Congratulations on an excellent work Zizounai. 🏆
It's third place according to the percentage scores. I actually thought this would beat mine because of all the intricate detailed cutting out around the parsley.

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Zizounai replied to Skyangel :

Thank you Skyangel and congrats to you too 😊
Please explain the percentage score, I don't understand what you mean 🙄

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Skyangel replied to Zizounai :

If you look at the top of your entry you see 5 out of 21 and next to it is a green percentage score. You got 68% on this entry. If you check those above you, you will see 76%, 71%, 71%, 71%, so according to those scores three of us came equal second.

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

Very well done. Excellent work.

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Zizounai replied to Skyangel :

Thanks Skyangel.

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Olga.L

I get rather excited with every post on this side of grepless and your post is no exception. How you got the mangrove roots to mesh with the parsley, the tonal quality of this image and the story of the lost maiden. I have looked hard (for I am just a beginner) for telltale signs of margins tonal inequality and can't find a thing wrong. Really lovely work. Thank you.

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Rubber-Ray replied to Olga.L :

The subtle bending of a branch on the mid mangroves to make it blend as well as the removal of the leaves and small branches on the right mangrove are boss moves.

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Zizounai replied to Rubber-Ray :

Thanks R-R. I had a good teacher about bending and blending 😃

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Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

Thanks Olga. The maiden is not lost, don't you worry. She is just going home, walking in shallow waters, with her two favorite pets.

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ANOTHER BONSAI created by George55

Sorry did not know how to replace or edit my other entry and deleted it... I lost comments, but I did changes...thanks for giving me ideas... Skyangel.... thanks so much... listening... is a good way to learn.... My sources https://www.pexels.com/photo/brown-wood-surface-172289/https://www.pexels.com/photo/brown-wooden-panel-347139/

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Rubber-Ray

I made a tutorial showing you how I edit entries. Hope this helps. It may take 30 seconds or so to load the video. You can pass this around if you ever see someone saying they don't know how to edit entries. https://mega.nz/file/NbJ3UaiA#4_3jnO0JiaW8rZZ-6BdsRFFRxdiOO-A2aYU2YahVePY

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Skyangel

Much better now. Well done.

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George55 replied to Skyangel :

Thank you again....

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Rubber-Ray

I happen to catch this before the edit and @Skyangel 's suggestion. The new bowl is way better and much more in perspective. Good work.

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George55 replied to Rubber-Ray :

Thanks....

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Skyangel

Congratulations on equal third according to the percentages George. 🏆

George55 avatarLevel 10
George55 replied to Skyangel :

Thanks.... I did not know....

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Hanabi

I salute you for making this one from scratch. Usually I am too lazy for that...*ehem*, so more power to you!!!

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George55 replied to Hanabi :

Thank you....

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Following the KISS principle, you have knocked this out of the ballpark! It is interesting (to me, a newbie) that you used the face and plant first and then added the parsley....I would have never thought to do that....you have taught me something and I thank you for this gorgeous post.

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Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

Thanks Olga, you're so kind! But... how many more years are you going to be a newbie???

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Olga.L replied to Zizounai :

Good question......where has the time gone! 😁

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Bonsai created by Zizounai

Sources - https://imgur.com/a/IFcdrzq

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

This had a very high emotive effect on me because I have a Japanese tea kettle, very similar to the one in your post and I am enraptured with Bonsai. I looked at your IMGUR but it showed the previous post and not this one.....so let me tell you how you did it....and you tell me if I'm right. (please forgive me but I am just learning). First you found that photo and used it as a main source and then added parsley as per your creative imagination....am I close? Thank you for this excellent post.

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Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

Thank you Olga. I don't have put parsley on just one source. I have fixed my mistake so now you can see them. I had to take off all the leaves from the source bonsai, and recreate the bark of the trunk, before planting bunches of parsley. Spent hours looking for a traditional Japanese doll to fit in. I didn't like her foot so I found some shoes for her. I adjusted the shadows, light and darkness, and matched the colours together. 😊 Olga we are all learners with Photoshop, always new things to try, to practise with.

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L replied to Zizounai :

GULP (SWALLOWING HARD)...you gave her 'geta' shoes and they are still worn in Japan...so you did a really good job. You re-did the bark of the tree....why, what was wrong with the original bark? Next photochop contest I'm going to work really hard to not create a mess....this I promise to myself.

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

If you look at the bonsai source image, you can see that the leaves go over the trunk in many places. When I took off the leaves it left blank places... and I had to replace them 😉 Actually, I used another source I didn't place in Imgur, as I only used tiny bits of it: https://pixabay.com/photos/tree-texture-pattern-nature-wood-773766/

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

A very nice entry but your source link goes to the wrong source. I won't tell anyone though. 🤫

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Zizounai replied to Skyangel :

Thanks Skyangel and... hoops, thanks for not telling 😁

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Herb Thieves created by Skyangel

Caught in the act. Do they look guilty? Source files on https://i.imgur.com/3xPBtPZ.jpg Forgot the bamboo on the source files pic. https://snappygoat.com/free-public-domain-images-abstract_asian_background_bamboo/GNp4rbx1iwfx3EYj2_bU9lqChAdtNp9BA0B3ZtgWXs0.html#,0,0.81d6a1192ef3083e9caa67ddefc54a35d73f9a21

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Oh Gosh, this is just fantastic....I had a hearty laugh. YES they look guilty and thank you for that IMGUR link....you did a grrrreat job of chopping the herbs. Love it, thank you.

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Skyangel replied to Olga.L :

Thanks Olga. Glad you like it.

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Rubber-Ray

I learn a bit about the world when I see these images. I have seen those elves before and I think they are called "Imps". Is that right?

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel replied to Rubber-Ray :

That's right R-R. Some call them imps, some call them elves and I think some even call them pixies. I think the only difference is in the myths they come from. They are cute little garden ornaments anyway.

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WAITING FOR PAPA UNDER THE LAMP LIGHT created by George55

This little deer got lost in a jungle of parsley trees... night fell... he decided to rest and wait for papa... he is sure he is looking for him... my sources https://www.pexels.com/photo/empty-street-with-lamp-in-foggy-park-3931201/https://www.pexels.com/photo/adorable-roe-deer-lying-on-grass-in-sanctuary-6249419/

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Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

Ha !!! This was my first idea but decided another road. So pleased to see the concept well done and happy I didn't attempt a second entry. :-)

Hanabi avatarLevel 8
Hanabi replied to Cosmix :

Thanks C.! I am pretty sure that I know which one is yours. The color scheme that both of us are so fond of gives me a pretty good hint... :-)
I am very unsure aboout the voting here on this site. Is is similar to the one I'm used to or am I going to insult someone still thinking I gave a good vote...?

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Rubber-Ray replied to Hanabi :

Look at the other contests here and see how people are voting. Compare that to the one you are used to and vote accordingly. IMO the voting here is very generous. Some other sites I find it ridiculously low, and almost insulting at times. https://grepless.com/contests

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Hanabi replied to Rubber-Ray :

I will do just that! Thanks! Do I have to vote before time runs out (contest closes) or does voting start once is is closed? Sorry for these newbie questions...

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Rubber-Ray replied to Hanabi :

You're welcome and welcome to the club 😊. Always glad to help. The timer is the deadline to submit your images. To tell you the truth, I am not sure how long the voting lasts after that. A "few days" is a ball park estimate haha. I tend to vote after the submission timer ends. Some of the artists will edit their images and to me it's best to wait for their final version. If you ever want to edit your image, I made a video today on how to do it if you are interested (it may take a few secs to load). https://mega.nz/file/NbJ3UaiA#4_3jnO0JiaW8rZZ-6BdsRFFRxdiOO-A2aYU2YahVePY

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Hanabi replied to Rubber-Ray :

I am sure this will come in handy! Thanks for putting in the effort.

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Rubber-Ray replied to Hanabi :

I put in 100% effort at least 25% of the time. 😁

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Cosmix replied to Hanabi :

Hi Hanabi Yes our fave colour scheme :-)

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Fantasie bos created by Evert

Pictures are from unsplash, thank you for the last comments.

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Umbellifers created by Skyangel

It's a very rare phenomenon to see the three umbellifers so close to Earth. It happens only once in every three thousand years. They have never been photographed before but some very lucky photographers happened to be at the right place at the right time to get a few shots. I was lucky enough to be one of them. Source photos... https://i.imgur.com/m7hT3pk.jpg

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Depth created by chan4creator

just play the filter and a little touch of the brush

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Hanabi avatarLevel 8
Hanabi

beautiful! Very clever of you to go so close. Well done!

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Papchap

I love this one!!

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MOONLIGHT created by George55

Thanks for suggestions about my entry... had to delete it... as I do not know how to replace it with the url... it is new for me.... I did some changes and it looks better... thanks RR...

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Rubber-Ray avatarLevel 11
Rubber-Ray

I made a tutorial showing you how I edit entries. Hope this helps. It may take 30 seconds or so to load the video. You can pass this around if you ever see someone saying they don't know how to edit entries. Use this whole URL. https://mega.nz/file/NbJ3UaiA#4_3jnO0JiaW8rZZ-6BdsRFFRxdiOO-A2aYU2YahVePY

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Golf created by Poss

Only source image used. I know the source image has a lot of possibilities but all I could see was a golf course, and I don't even golf:)

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Desktop Rainforest created by zalvey

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Rubber-Ray

Lots of crazy stuff going on in this image. :D

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Entry without name created by 22parrybrej

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Olga.L

Wonderful imagination and a good idea you have a fire going to protect you from that tiger. I like how you got the size just right (of the tiger). Interesting because whenever we used to sit around a campfire we always talked about space ships and aliens and you have included that ....you have resurrected the memories of my childhood...thank you.

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Africa in Color created by grasshopper1

My wife didn't like the monochrome version so I put the original in.

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George55 avatarLevel 10
George55

It is a nice setting.... it reminds me of those African villages in a movie.... good usage of the parsley source... and adding the atmosphere of being near a jungle filled with tall trees.... I like it... color is better....

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

The colored version is definitely better than the monochrome. 👍

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

I'm a colourist at heart and also prefer this version.

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

I'm with your wife! This is hilarious and so well done, I even called my husband over to show him. Ten thumbs up...very creative, and inspirational.

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Rubber-Ray replied to Olga.L :

Pretend that I Photoshopped two hands with all thumbs. :D

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A Work of Art created by Olga.L

Please feel free to critique this piece. I am just learning photo"chopping"....your suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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George55 avatarLevel 10
George55

Nothing wrong with being new to photoshop... I started the same way as many of us did... .I like using the smudge tool some times... to give my image a sense of distortion or movement... you did pretty good. Setting people and animals in your work is a good idea... placement... and space is also a good element here... As some already advised you.... a little shadows and darkened of dark space will work.... I like the grass area.... You will learn more .... patience... and time..... at the end.... your good work....

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L replied to George55 :

You are kind, thank you.

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

One tool I'm using more than ever before to blend colour and tones of layers out of sync is Image > Adjustments > Filter in Adobe PS anyway and choose a colour swatch that matches the lighting. Many think I am very accomplished at Photoshop after 30 years but I might not use half the tools available. It's always a learning curve. Exciting when you discover new options.

I like this, well played :-)

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L replied to Cosmix :

I actually understand what you are talking about...! Never would have thought of that. THANK YOU

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L replied to Cosmix :

I actually understand what you are talking about...! Never would have thought of that. THANK YOU

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Rubber-Ray

Hello author. Nice image. Good luck with your Photoshop career. The key to Photoshop is curiosity, patience, perseverance, and your imagination. You will run into times where things seem impossible but you can get over these mountains and keep going. We have all been there. Photoshop is a wonderful tool, so let your imagination run wild.

I made a critique of your image. You have a good base but there is some fine tuning that could bring your work to another level. https://i.imgur.com/iZRSEG1.jpg

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Olga.L replied to Rubber-Ray :

OK....I will pay extra attention to colours and depth for next attempt. Thank you for your in-depth critique, it is exactly what I'm looking for....stay tuned for next photochop project! It is sort of fun to let the imagination go wild.

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Skyangel replied to Rubber-Ray :

An excellent critique, R-R.

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Skyangel

For someone just learning to "chop", you did a great job of replacing the sky. The explorers look like they are enjoying their new found land with the creatures in it. It is a very vibrant piece. One of the things you need to keep in mind when putting different parts together from different photos is the lighting and color tones. The sky looks like sunrise or sunset but the foreground doesn't have any of those sunset tones in it.
Here is one tutorial about how to match colors to the background.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrTzFExOCFA

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Olga.L replied to Skyangel :

Thank you Angel. I showed this to my husband (the art critic) this morning and he hated it...I will have a look at your link. I get rather excited just to be able to do something...it was 2 a.m. when I finished this piece.

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Rubber-Ray replied to Skyangel :

Excellent advice!! Author listen to Skyangel! she is wise.

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Africa created by grasshopper1

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